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Visit Dana Point plans to hire an executive director by summer’s-end, according to Board Chairman Jim Samuels, general manager of Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa.
Huntington Beach-based Grupo Gallegos created a new management post to be shared between an in-house executive and a new hire, effective July 18.
Newport Beach-based private equity firm Kodiak Capital Group LLC has agreed to purchase $2 million in stock in Burn Entertainment Corporation, a New York media entertainment company that focuses on cannabis.
James O’Callaghan will be the new president and chief executive of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, effective July 11.
Tom Bray, managing editor for the Press-Enterprise, has been named managing editor of news for the entire Southern California News Group.
Early take on Dan Young’s decision to step away from the Irvine Company: Donald Bren’s master plan continues to morph into something that increasingly looks like more of an operating company than a developer.
TECHNOLOGY: Education push includes augmented reality
Irvine-based software maker EON Reality Inc. hopes to keep its growth up by bringing virtual and augmented reality content to the masses through an aggressive international plan centered on education and awareness.
Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. announced a partnership with Facebook Inc. that aims to connect millions of gamers while boosting content on the world’s largest social network.
The Baltimore hotel Montage Hotels & Resorts will run under its Pendry brand has been named Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.
Mick Jagger’s Daughter Considered Weak Choice
Volcom LLC, looking to shed its surf-only brand image, hired Georgia May Jagger, daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall to be the Costa Mesa-based footwear and apparel manufacturer’s new global brand ambassador.
‘Shark Tank’ Investment, Beach Cleanup Lift Brand
A startup that created a brand of handboards, a one-handed surfboard that straps to a surfer’s hand for bodysurfing, started its summer tour over Memorial Day weekend.
More Than 7,000 Rooms Proposed in Four Cities
The four Orange County cities with the heaviest volume of hotel construction are seeing a divergence in the type of properties being built there and the sorts of guests the hotels will target.
Hotel Owners Trade Big Brands for Local Focus
A range of Orange County hotels are declaring independence, testing the potential and limits of a hot hotel market and foregoing the regular business a brand can bring.
Nicholas Mitsakos today was named interim chief executive of Irvine-based Ubiquity Inc. as part of its corporate restructuring.
Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park said it plans to begin building two new slide structures at its Knott’s Soak City water park and open them next summer.